A southern summer adult beverage, our mint julep features fresh blackberries, mint from your garden and a generous serving of bourbon.
pint (2 cups) fresh blackberries
cups ice cubes
cup fresh mint leaves
sprigs fresh mint, if desired
Additional blackberries, if desired
In blender, place 1 pint blackberries, the sugar and bourbon. Cover; blend on high speed until blackberries are pureed. Add ice. Cover; blend 30 to 60 seconds longer or until ice is crushed. Add mint leaves. Cover; blend until mint is finely chopped and mixture is well blended.
Pour into 4 glasses. Garnish each with 1 mint sprig and additional berries. Serve immediately.
For a family-friendly nonalcoholic spritzer, swap out the bourbon for ginger ale.
If you have small silver or pewter cups, you can serve your mint julep the way it’s traditionally served at the Kentucky Derby. Chill the cups first to keep the beverage cold while sipping.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
% Daily Value
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- Dietary Fiber
- Vitamin C
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.